Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year Everyone.

Thanks for shopping at Silly Billy’s Toy Shop and your continued support.
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V48 Lego Engine– Engine Made Of Lego Runs Like a Clock!

V48 Lego Engine – Engine Made Of Lego Runs Like a Clock!

We have seen some great ideas of what it is possible to make using the bricks and more recently we have come across a handmade small working V48 engine made entirely out of Lego bricks. This isn’t just something to look at, it really is a V48 engine that works.

This guy decided to take a different approach and build a massive V48 engine – yeah, that’s 48 pistons worth of plastic engine spinning to life – and use it to test his various electric motors to see which one would spin the model engine the fastest and with the most torque.

Even though the LEGO engines themselves aren’t actually running, it looks amazingly cool too see that many tiny pistons working together like the real thing.He has nothing but his finger to tell how much torque the engine is producing, so we have to take his word for the strength of each engine, but you can clearly see how fast each one spins.

Not everyone is going to be able to replicate a working V48 engine in Lego bricks as the person behind it must have a lot of mechanical knowledge, plus lots of spare time and dedication to put this together.

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Lego-obsessed household constructs huge dolls’ house made of 450,000 bricks

A set of Lego fanatics have actually developed an 8ft-tall Victorian dolls’ house made of 450,000 bricks in their living room.Mike Addi, 59, and Catherine Weightman, 54, have been building giant Lego constructions in their Huntingdon home for the last 25 years.A five-storey dolls’ house is their most ambitious yet – it has 15 rooms with Christmas trees and includes duration furnishings.It is the most significant sculpture the couple have actually ever finished, costing around ₤ 600 on brand-new pieces -including professional pieces to attach wall paintings in their dollhouse.It comes total with servants’ quarters, library, scullery, paintings, wreathes, took them 2 months to develop. Inside the huge dolls’house made of 450,000 bricks View gallery For many years the couple have actually invested ₤ 45,000 structure Christmas-themed Daleks, a polar bear, Olympic 2012 mascots, angels and a cathedral.

FESTIVE: Michael Addis and Catherine Weightman halfway through building a giant Lego Christmas model of a polar bear

FESTIVE: Michael Addis and Catherine Weightman midway through constructing a huge Lego Christmas model of a polar bear The hubby and spouse have stayed with their

annual Christmas tradition regardless of their three now developed children ending up being”too embarrassed”to join in. This year they raised ₤ 4,000 for environmental charities by running Lego competitors and making a huge 3D Lego map of the Great Fen nature reserve project.

Catherine, an ecologist for Natural England, said: “They have actually typically got larger and more time consuming now we have got more time now the children have grown up.

“We treat it like a Xmas decoration and we take it down like one too and we typically have a Lego-breakdown celebration.

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‘LEGO Batman,’ ‘Emoji Film’ Sent for Finest Animated Oscar

The Manager Infant, Despicable Me 3, and The LEGO Batman Film, along with Pixar’s Cars 3 and the studio’s yet-to-be-released Coco. There’s also some indie fare, consisting of the Afghanistan-set adult animated drama The Income producer, executive produced by Angelina Jolie, and the hand-painted Vincent van Gogh biopic, Caring Vincent.

While Disney and Pixar have actually previously won the award practically every year considering that 2007– their winning streak interrupted by Paramount’s Rango in 2012– things could alter for the coming awards season. THR notes that the Academy has actually opened their animated nominating procedure to the rest of Academy members for the very first time. The classification will be anywhere from 2 to 5 candidates, and in order to be qualified for election, the films should have a certifying run in Los Angeles.See the complete list of animated functions submitted listed below: The Huge Bad Fox & Other Tales Birdboy:

The Forgotten Children The Employer Infant
The Income producer Captain
Underpants The
First Impressive Motion Picture Cars 3 Cinderella the Cat Coco Despicable Me 3 The Emoji Movie Ethel & Ernest Ferdinand The Woman without Hands In This Corner of the WorldThe Lego Batman Movie The Lego NinjagoMovie Loving Vincent
and the Witch’s Flower
Moomins and the Winter Season Wonderland My Entire HighSchool & Sinking into
the Sea Snoozing Princess A Silent Voice Smurfs: The Lost Town The Star Sword Art Online: The
Movie– Ordinal Scale Window Horses The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming Gallery– One Of The Most Overlooked Movies and Performances of 2017:

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First Impressions: LEGO Star Wars UCS 75181 Y-wing Starfighter

After a 14 year wait, the fourth LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series re-release has arrived in the type of 75181 Y-Wing Starfighter. Daniel Konstanski takes a preliminary look at the latest major Star Wars offering

Now that 75181 Y-wing Starfighter has actually been I do not know if there has actually ever been a Star Wars UCS ship so closely imitated a regular system set based upon the exact same source material. Last year’s 75172 Y-wing Starfighter plainly test drove a lot of 75181’s features. The colour plan is practically identical. Brown bars dot the fuselage of both sets. The bar building and construction of the exhaust vents is strangely comparable. The cockpit and turret are essentially identical with 75181’s being just a bit longer. This is not a bad thing– as noted in the Brick Fanatics review, last year’s Y-wing was a genuinely impressive design. Simply scaling it up appears an excellent dish for success, and I fully prepare for much of exactly what made the smaller sized version great will be much more satisfying with this larger version.

75181– UCS
75172– System

The scale of 75181 has me extremely curious. Looking at the photos it appears to be slightly large for the included minifigure pilot. In 2015’s UCS Snowspeeder reboot, set 75144, consisted of minifigures however they were plainly indicated to be decorative– an included benefit to enliven the screen stand. Here, numerous pictures show the consisted of minifigure piloting the Y-wing, and the windshield is the same as has actually been included with every variation of the Y-wing launched to this day. While I won’t deny that the idea of swooshing a model this big around the space makes me giddy with delight, the ship appears a bit large for minifigure scale. I would like to put this set next to 75192 Millennium Falcon and see how they compare.

Overall, I am very satisfied with 75181 Y-wing Starfighter. It looks to be a gorgeous design, making full usage of the larger selection of colours and parts available now to make remarkable enhancements over its predecessor from 14 years back. That original Y-Wing is somewhat amazing to look back on, the designer managed something quite incredible considering what they needed to work with at the time. Much like the other re-releases that have actually shown up over the last numerous years, this new Y-wing is so considerably much better than the first version that there is a strong case to be made that even folks who have the old one need to think about upgrading– and for folks who don’t have the previous variation this purchase will be a no brainer. After a rough 2016 as far as Star Wars UCS models went, the LEGO Group was on-point in 2017 which pattern appears to be continuing in 2018.


LEGO Star Wars UCS 75181 Y-wing Starfighter will be released on May 4, offered specifically at shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.Solo: A Star Wars Story will be launched on May 24. The LEGO Star Wars sets based on the film will release on April 20. The present variety of LEGO Star Wars sets are readily available at shop.LEGO.com.

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LEGO Has Actually Unveiled Its ‘Ladies Of NASA’ Set– Z103.5.

Lego has unveiled its “Women of NASA” set. Have a look at some images below! The set, that includes 231-pieces, functions “the pioneering ladies of NASA in LEGO type”– Nancy Grace Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Flight and Mae Jemison. The set … Learn more’

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A Lego-Themed Pop-Up Bar is Pertaining To London

London has a quite good relationship with Lego. Not just is Legoland Windsor in the basic vicinity of the capital, it’s likewise the home of the world’s biggest Lego store. Now it’s getting something else, through a Lego-themed pop-up bar.Details are quite limited at the minute, but we do know that the bar will include over a million Lego bricks, so it’s safe to assume that it’ll be loaded with as much Lego as health and wellness guidelines will allow.I cannot see there being numerous cocktails served

in glasses made from Lego, though, but Lego mugs do exist and stranger things have actually taken place. There will likewise be lots of blocks for people to construct their own creations, and it should be intriguing to see how imaginative people are when they’re drunk.Given the boozey nature of bars in general, it’s likewise a winner that this isn’t the type of location you

‘ll wish to take you kids. To be sincere, provided Lego’s understandable fascination with keeping its brand kid-friendly, it’s a little bit of a surprise that this is happening.London won’t be the only city getting the pop-up, with Los Angeles, New York City, Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne getting their own versions.More Lego Posts:



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Lego CEO Sees Possible for Brand Name in Digital Products

Lego’s top manager says in his brand-new function he would like to expand Lego into uncharted company territory, while also avoiding putting the brand in the wrong locations.

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Nimuno Loops LEGO-compatible Tape Lets You Tape and Snap

I cannot believe that nobody has actually believed of this before. This new invention claims it will transform “practically any surface into a base for LEGO elements.” You can develop around corners, on curved surface areas, or perhaps onto the sides of other brick-built creations.The possibilities are unlimited. Nimuno Loops tape produces a building brick surface area anywhere. Snip off as much tape as you need and apply it anywhere. Then connect your LEGO, KRE-O, Mega Bloks, or other compatible bricks to the tape. It’s the only tape better than duct tape.Put it on fridge, your cars and truck, make bracelets out of it, whatever you want.$11 (USD) will get you 2 rolls of tape, measuring in at 6.5 ft overall. Orders of 10 rolls or more get approved for further discount rates, so buy a lot and cover your walls with this stuff. The Indiegogo campaign has a month left to go, however is already on track to smash through its fundraising objective. Handle The Technabob Store Suggested Posts More from Awesomer Media … Everything in the Universe Decicio Handblown Bourbon Glasses Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R Racer Breaks Cover President Trump’s Ferrari F430 for Sale Alien Next Door: Life

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Tyra Banks returns to host America’s Next Leading Model

Tyra Banks made a triumphant return on Tuesday to hosting the America’s Next Top Model show that she created.

The 44-year-old former Victoria’s Secret Angel was back for cycle 24 of the VH1 show in a premiere episode titled The Boss Is Back.

The franchise creator returned as host after being replaced for one cycle by singer Rita Ora, 27.

She’s back: Tyra Banks returned to host America’s Next Top Model during the cycle 24 season premiere on Tuesday on VH1

‘Many people believe I created Top Model to show girls just how to become models. But, no, it was about much more than that. America’s Next Top Model has changed the definition of beauty and empowered women when they needed it the most,’ Tyra said in a voice-over at the start of the season premiere.

‘We celebrate beauty in all of us, all shapes, all sizes and all colors. …The fight continues to show you that you are beautiful, that’s why I’m back,’ Tyra added. 

Tyra revealed the show had its most diverse group of contestants yet and she also had eliminated the 27-year-old age limit on participants.

‘It’s 18 to infinity,’ she proclaimed. 

Timeless beauty: The 44-year-old show creator surprised Erin Green, 42, with a surprise 15th portrait and last spot in the Top Model House

The judges: Celebrity stylist Law Roach, Ashley Graham and Paper magazine chief creative officer Drew Elliot joined Tyra at the judging panel

Tyra was joined at the judging panel by plus-size model Ashley Graham, 30; Paper magazine chief creative officer Drew Elliott, 36, and celebrity stylist Law Roach.

Khrystyana Kazakova, 32, was one of the first to advance with the removal of the age limit after she showed her amateur photo to the judges.

‘You are next level fierce and you are moving on in this competition,’ Tyra told her. 

 New rules: Tyra eliminated the 27-year-old age limit from the show

New addition: Ashley Graham was a new judge on the reality show

After an initial culling the top 18 models participated in an avant-garde photoshoot and runway test before moving into the Top Model House.

Tyra arrived in a short purple dress at the house and informed them there were only 14 spaces for her finalists.

‘The final 14 that are next level fierce and will be competing for America’s Next Top Model are …,’ Tyra said as she pulled a sheet off a wall adorned with 14 portraits from the photoshoot.

English model: Jourdan Dunn will be a guest during the season

Former champ: Eva Marcille who won the third cycle of ANTM also will be a guest on the show

Erin Green, 42, who has five children and three grandchildren was crushed after not seeing her photo on the wall and started packing her bags.

‘My kids would’ve been proud. Mama went for it and didn’t make it. …If Tyra had given me enought time, I know I would have been able to impress her,’ Erin said holding back tears.

Tyra then showed up and offered a hug. 

Feeling blue: Erin Green, 42, fought back tears after she failed to make the cut for the final 14

Getting emotional: Tyra approached Erin and said she was sorry she wasn’t among the finalists

‘I’m so so so sorry. I know this meant a lot to you and I wish you the best,’ Tyra told her.

Erin thanked her for giving older women an opportunity.

‘You’re welcome. You get a picture. There’s 15 girls,’ Tyra said surprising Erin with a photo.

Big hug: Erin and Tyra hugged before the host revealed that she was getting a surprise 15th spot in the Top Model House

‘Tyra stop,’ Erin told her.

‘Beauty knows no age and you deserve this,’ Tyra told her adding that ‘black girls have to work harder’ as she encouraged her to give her all during the show.

‘I believe you can do this,’ Tyra told her.

Too much: Tyra laughed as Erin reacted to learning she was still in the competition

Tyra later declared that she was back and only ‘the fiercest is going to the next level’.

America’s Next Top Model premiered in May 2003 on UPN and later moved to The CW before landing on VH1.

The series spawned the Top Model franchise with more than 30 versions of the series produced internationally and seen in more than 120 countries. 

Lady in black: Tyra showed her taut tummy on Tuesday while promoting ANTM at the Build Series at the Build Studio in New York City

Fierce look: The former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model struck poses at the event

The judges: Ashley and Drew joined Tyra at the Build Series event

Popular franchise: Tyra, Drew and Ashley discussed the show at the Build Studio



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